Book cover.

Hypertellurians is an easy to pick up roleplaying game that is fast and simple to play, while providing plenty of depth for engaging character development and story.


Read about the game’s conception
Online version changelog
Hypertellurians stuff on the blog

Character Sheets

  • Thumbnail of clean character sheet.
    Clean version
  • Thumbnail of drawn character sheet.
    Drawn version
  • Thumbnail of painted character sheet.
    Painted version

Other Downloads

  • Thumbnail of the rules summary spread.
    1-Page Rules Summary
  • Thumbnail of the errate.
  • Thumbnail of 6 pregenerated characters.
    6 pregenerated characters
  • Thumbnail of the Wonder Deck.
    Print & Play Wonder Cards


The following log pertains to the rules as they developed in the online version.

Date Version Changes
December 3rd, 2019 1.1.0 - Errata: Explain abilities in Core resolution mechanic
- Errata: clarify when to roll critical trauma in the Damage, death, and dying section
April 27th, 2019 1.0.0 - Final v1 game text
- Added all 3 character sheet versions
- Restructured landing page
- Added final cover image
March 8th, 2019 0.9.7 Updated character sheet to v3 (switched armor and defense fields, added duration to Manifest Memory)
January 2nd, 2019 0.9.6 Updated character sheet to v2 (added armor field)
December 29th, 2018 0.9.5 - Changed starting powers to 2 fixes ones, plus 3 advances
- Made powers a subset of advances, and added stat-based improvements as options to advances
- Combined Hard Knocks and similar powers into one single power, with minor, medium, and major versions; included option for light weapons
- Updated and clarified many powers, removed some powers that didn’t quite fit
- Updated archetype concepts with changes to starting advances
- Clarified wording in several rules throughout
- Added Lead the Charge Royal power
December 28th, 2018 0.9.0 Created and added proper PDF character sheet.
December 15th, 2018 0.8.0 - Removed proficiences
- Renamed shortcomings to weakness
- Turn Drive into predefined selection with starting items
- Create archetype concepts
- Reworked document structure
- Reworked player character section
- Folded starting ability scores and affinities into concepts
- Adjusted Breadth of Ages and Marvelous adaptation
August 29th, 2018 0.3.7 Clarified use of bags and pouches, and combining multiple small items into 1 slot with a pouch in the Equipment & Inventory section.
August 22nd, 2018 0.3.7 - Tweaked the Royal’s Enchanted advance
- Added Noblesse Oblige medium advance, and Terrible Midas Touch major advance to the Royal
- Raised the Ultranaut’s Coda advance’s Wonder gained from 7 to 10
- Added Metamorphosis Beast major advance
- Fixed several typos
August 5th, 2018 0.3.6 Some graphic design tweaks and improvements.
August 4th, 2018 0.3.6 Tweaked illustration masks, alignments, and shapes.
August 3rd, 2018 0.3.6 Added 7 new illustrations.
July 20th, 2018 0.3.6 - Slightly reworded The Thing at the Doorstep, and Ghost
- Added Take Me to Your Leader medium Ultranaut advance
- Added Hypertellurians submenu to mobile navigation
July 19th, 2018 0.3.5 - Added new general minor advances: A Midnight Dreary, Breadth of Ages, and Color Out Of Space
- New minor Revenant advances: The Thing at the Doorstep, and Play Dead
- New medium Revenant advances: Death Becomes You, and The Quick and the Dead
- New major Revenant advance: Ghost
- Added minor Ultranaut advances: Rock It, The Stars Are Right
July 15th, 2018 0.3.4 - Clarify inventory slots and backpacks
- Add that Perfect Rage inflicts no Mind damage
- Allow for Stat Up advances to reach higher scores
- Allow Toughness, and Mana Pool advances to be taken multiple times
- Add Deft general advances
- Implement new Advancement table
- Reposition and tweak Wondrous Actions
- Add Marvellous Adaptation and Push Fate wondrous actions
July 5th, 2018 0.3.3 Added several new advances for the Construct:
- Kinship
- Lifelike
- Loaded
- Part of the Whole
- Blaze of Glory
- Unexpected Part of the Whole
- Violent Part of the Whole
June 30th, 2018 0.3.2 - Introduced new Advancement system
- Moved Advancement section into Player Characters section
- Updated character sheet and Wonder tracker
- Added hyperlinks to power references in this changelog
- Added Brutal Blow to Wondrous Actions, and clarified section
- Added attached armor tag
- Added Forked Tongue, Murder of Crows to general minor advances
- Added Scribe Spellbook to general medium advances
- Added Sensefull to Beast advances
- Added Bulwark I, II, III, Fateful Decision, Satin Lover, Silken Sway to Royal advances
- Added Ghul Touch, Profane Semblance of Life, Whelming Gaze to Revenant advances
- Various grammatical changes
June 17th, 2018 0.3.1 Added Revenants and Constructs art.
June 13th, 2018 0.3.1 Reworked Obliterator; added Inclusive Phase, Manifest the Bifröst, Mimic advances to the Alien; added Exploit Terminal Velocity, Fall with Grace advance to the Beast; added At Arm’s Dibranchiate Length, Bioluminescent, Indefatigable, Phalanx Fighting to general minor advances; Breath of the Mud People to general medium advances.
June 12th, 2018 0.3.0 Added 3 pregens
May 30th, 2018 0.3.0 Core mechanic overhaul and streamlining. Many powers and advances added. Initial public release.
2017 0.2.0 Core mechanic overhaul.
2017 0.1.0 First playtest version.